The national building code released by Bureau of Indian Standards (Edition 2000) provides map of India where different zones have been identified based on their sensitivity to earthquake forces.
Accordingly, each zone has been allocated a seismic coefficient which defines the intensity of earthquake forces in that region.
This coefficient has to be taken into account while designing the foundations.
How ever, as a general guideline ,
these are the provisions are to be made in a building’s structure to make it resistant for earthquakes.
4.Band beams( Patli)
5.Symmetric position of water tank
7.Entire design to be cross checked for the seismic forces for that seismic zone.